Is the Pope Catholic?

Is the Pope Catholic?: "Like the Communist Party circa Leonid Brezhnev, the Vatican exists first and foremost to preserve its own power."

What an excellent op-ed piece. I find myself in complete agreement with everything he says. I am not Catholic but I married one and I went to a Catholic high school. But my wife and I have talked often about how we want to raise Jack and whether we want to raise him in a given faith (though we’ve also agreed that we want to develop in him a strong capacity for critical thinking) and we’ve both shied away from the Catholic church as we disagree with its politics strongly. Personally, I love a good theological debate. I ain’t gonna get one there. Not now. Not with the draconian policies they have in place. Remind me to tell you the story about why we had to drop the Catholic priest who was going to marry us a month before our wedding leading us to change the location of the wedding at the 11th hour.

I’d say more, but breakfast needs to come out of the oven. Homemade scones. Yum.